Tag: Bipartisan Actions

Merkley, Wyden Announce Major IIJA Funding for Oregon’s Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) begins to make an impact across the nation, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced the allocation of $43 million in federal funding to Oregon’s airports for key infrastructure needs. “Having safe and sustainable airports

Merkley Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Stop Predatory Unsolicited Loans

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, along with Senators Doug Jones (D-AL) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), today announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would halt the predatory practice of mailing high-interest loans to consumers in the form of “live” checks. When consumers receive these loan checks, many unknowingly

Bipartisan Bill to Protect Endangered Salmon and Steelhead Passes Senate Without Objection

Washington, D.C. – Critical, bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to protect Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed salmon and steelhead from extinction has passed the Senate without objection. The entire Northwest Senate delegation, including U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Patty Murray (D-WA) and

Merkley, Kennedy Announce Bipartisan “Fly Smart Act” to Stop Government Waste on First-Class Flights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) today announced the introduction of the Fly Smart Act, new bipartisan legislation to prevent taxpayer dollars from being wasted on first-class flights. The legislation would ban federal government employees—including cabinet secretaries and other high-ranking public servants—from using

Merkley, Wyden Announce Mass Wood Products Provisions Included in Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that most provisions in the Timber Innovation Act are included in the 2018 Farm Bill proposed by the Senate, supporting the development of mass timber products for building construction. In May, Merkley co-led a letter with Sen.